St Mel Parish

Resumption of Public Masses

Public, scheduled celebration of Mass will begin on Tuesday May 26, 2020. Daily Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of that week at 6:45 AM. The regular weekend schedule of Masses will resume on the weekend of May 30/31: Saturday Vigil, 4:30 PM; Sunday, 7 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.

The wearing of facial masks is requested. Social distancing is to be maintained in the pews and in coming forward for the reception of Communion. Hand Sanitizer is available at the entrances of the Church.

The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect. Anyone who does not feel well or is especially at risk because of age or health condition is encouraged to remain at home and join in mind and in spirit with those who gather for the Eucharist in a genuine sense of Christian Community. Confessions will resume, Saturday May 30, 3 PM.

St Mel Parish


Used at the special Urbi et Orbi blessing
presided over by Pope Francis
March 26, 2020


True God and true man, truly present in this holy Sacrament.
We adore you, O Lord
Our Savior, God with us, faithful and rich in mercy
We adore you, O Lord
King and Lord of creation and of history
We adore you, O Lord
Conqueror of sin and death
We adore you, O Lord
Friend of humankind, the Risen One, theLiving One who sits at the righthand of the Father.
We adore you, O Lord

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Livestreamed, taped, television and radio broadcasts of Masses are available

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral. These can be found at the diocesan website:


This message copy and pasted from the Diocese of Cleveland Website.  Please also check their website for updated information.


As efforts continue to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is following guidelines established by public health and Church officials.

On March 16, the Catholic Conference of Ohio, which consists of Catholic bishops from throughout the state, amplified its March 12 announcement of a dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the weekends of March 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. The bishops said no publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies are to be celebrated through Holy Week/Easter.

A video from Father Don Oleksiak, diocesan administrator, about the Mass dispensation can be viewed here. (more…)

St Mel Parish


Welcome to the website for Saint Mel Parish, Cleveland, Ohio. It is a pleasure to have you visit our site and it would be a blessing to us if you could join us in worship and prayer.

Founded in a developing part of the west side of Cleveland following the Second World War and serving growing families as they were established in the area, Saint Mel parish is centrally located in the West Park area of the city of Cleveland. As this dynamic area has changed over the years, the community of Saint Mel parish now consists of primarily older adults and smaller families.

After a proud tradition of Catholic education spanning sixty years, Saint Mel school closed in 2009.

Wherever you may happen to be, please join with the Saint Mel parish family in giving thanks and praise to God for the blessings which continue to be bestowed on its members, families and graduates.